What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
—H. L. Mencken
You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think.
The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
—John Kenneth Galbraith
Oh, I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I'd be irresponsible, too.
—Lichty and Wagner
Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt.
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
—Robert Anton Wilson
If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
—Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on — have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear — what remains? Nature remains.
In democracy it's your vote that counts; In feudalism it's your count that votes.